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Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

 
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It’s that time of year when the walnut harvest is over and as the days move into November, it’s time to think about making fun fall snacks using all that the harvest provided. This Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter is a perfect snack to eat with those crisp apples, toast or eating by the spoonful. All you need is a food processor and 5 ingredients.

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "s" blade.

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "s" blade.

Pulse the walnuts and apples 5-6 times to chop, then process for 2-3 minutes until it looks like coarse flour.

Pulse the walnuts and apples 5-6 times to chop, then process for 2-3 minutes until it looks like coarse flour.

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With the machine running on high, slowly drizzle ¼ cup of the avocado oil into the machine, which will loosen the butter and continue to process until smooth.

With the machine running on high, slowly drizzle ¼ cup of the avocado oil into the machine, which will loosen the butter and continue to process until smooth.

This process takes between 10-12 minutes. The photo above is 10 minutes into processing.

This process takes between 10-12 minutes. The photo above is 10 minutes into processing.

Continue processing until you reach your desired consistency, if needed, add the additional ¼ cup avocado oil to help blend. Scrape down the sides of your food processor every couple of minutes during the process. Add the cinnamon and salt, and process for another 30 – 45 seconds.

Continue processing until you reach your desired consistency, if needed, add the additional ¼ cup avocado oil to help blend. Scrape down the sides of your food processor every couple of minutes during the process. Add the cinnamon and salt, and process for another 30 – 45 seconds.

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter

·       2 cups walnuts (raw, unsalted)

·       1/2 cup dried apples packed, no sugar added

·       2 teaspoon cinnamon

·       ¼ teaspoon salt

·       ¼ to ½ cup avocado oil 

1.    In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the "s" blade, pulse the walnuts and apples 5-6 times to chop, then process for 2-3 minutes until it looks like coarse flour.

2.    With the machine running on high, slowly drizzle ¼ cup of the avocado oil into the machine, which will loosen the butter and process until smooth. Be patient during this process, it will take 10-12 minutes to become completely smooth. If needed, add the additional ¼ cup avocado oil to help blend. Scrape down the sides of your food processor every couple of minutes during the process. 

3.    Add the cinnamon and salt, and process for another 30 – 45 seconds.

Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. I also love to make extra to keep in the cupboard for those last minute holiday host gifts that you always forget about.

This was a paid partnership with the Mariani Nut Company #road142partner

 
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